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Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You 

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Updated December 20, 2019 19.6k votes 1.5k voters 19.6k views 73 items

List Rules The most massive, most intelligent, or most persistent serial murders in TV and film

Are you looking for a list of fictional killers? Do you remember a specific killer from a book or movie, but can’t think of the exact name? Browse through our list of fictional killers to find the one you are looking for. Ranked in order of the top fictional killer that viewers would least like to have after them, to the less scary killers, you are sure to find some fictional killers that you recognize. If you see a particular fictional killer that is on the bottom of the list, but you have had nightmares about this particular killer, go ahead and vote for him to get him raised to a higher spot on the list.

If you don’t see a particular scary killer listed, go ahead and add the killer to the list so that others can vote as well. Some fictional killers have killed because of a mistake or out of what they think is necessity, and some kill quickly and painlessly, but there are those serial killers that not only kill, but they kill slowly and tortuously. Those are likely to be the killers you would least like to have after you.

After all, if you’re going to have a fictional killer chasing you, wouldn’t you rather it be a merciful one than one that thrives on torture? Choose which fictional killers scare you the most, and place your votes!

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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Halloween
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Freddy Krueger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Nightmare on Elm Street franchise
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Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Friday the 13th
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Leatherface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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Pennywise the Dancing Cl... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Silence of the Lambs
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Jigsaw Killer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Saw, Saw VII, Saw II
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The Creeper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added The Creeper Jeepers Creepers, Jeepers Creepers 2, Jeepers Creepers 4
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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Candyman 3: Day of the Dead, Candyman
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Captain Spaulding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
DeaneStratford(llamaofdoom) added House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects
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Chucky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Child's Play franchise
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Buffalo Bill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Silence of the Lambs
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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Richie LaRue added Jaws
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Mary Shaw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Dead Silence
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Ghostface is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Scream
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Joker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: The Animated Series, Fight Batman Fight!
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Otis B. Driftwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Windi Center added The Devil's Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses
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Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Dexter
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Twisty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
RGLinc38 added Twisty the Clown American Horror Story Freakshow
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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Bates Motel, Psycho, Psycho
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Bloody Face is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
American Horror Story: Asylum
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The Collector is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Veritasvosliberabit added The Collector, The Collection
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John Doe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Seven
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Carnage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Marvel Universe
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The Butcher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
rainhunter added The Butcher American Horror Story - Roanoke